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Lean and Beyond: Increasing the Awareness of MRO

April 18, 2014 12:00 pm | by George Krauter, Storeroom Solutions, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The recognition that a world-class MRO operation is a necessary component of reliable equipment — and a reliable plant — is essential. Subsequently, awareness is not enough. The ability to actually implement change is critical to produce a competitive and reliable product.

Drawer Cabinets

April 18, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

LISTA sheet steel drawer cabinets offer made-to-measure top quality for professional use.

Improving Electrical Safety in the Workplace

April 16, 2014 12:00 pm | by Christina Chatfield, Marketing Communications Manager, HARTING USA | Articles | Comments

Electrical hazards exist because the modern workplace is filled with electricity-reliant equipment and gadgets. However, a sensible safety plan that addresses equipment, environment and operator issues may reduce the hazards and lead to lower electrical accident rates.

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Nickel-Clad Tubing

April 16, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's nickel-clad tubing is available with fused silca (FS) tubing, PEEK® tubing and polyimide-coated fused silica tubing.

Adhesives and Sealants: Your Secret Maintenance Weapons

April 15, 2014 12:00 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

When applied correctly, adhesives and sealants can improve equipment reliability, lower operating costs and save large amounts of time and money. To ensure you’re using these products correctly, it’s important to understand the differences in various adhesives.

How Veterans Can Help Fix the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

April 14, 2014 12:00 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net, @Mnet_JoelHans | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing needs more skilled and dedicated employees, and there will soon be an influx of veterans who have the qualities necessary to be successful. When it comes to technical skills, it would be harder to find people acquainted with more advanced machinery than veterans.

Throttling Valves

April 11, 2014 9:46 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Clampseal Throttling Valves are designed for severe service applications that require repeatable flow control and dependable shut-off.

Wi-Fi Connected Data Logger

April 10, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The TR-72wf-H contains an integrated Wi-Fi function that enables it to automatically upload recorded data from the logger to Company's free cloud-based WebStorage device.

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Industry-Wide FSMA Concerns Arise at Food Safety Summit

April 9, 2014 8:14 am | by Holly Henschen, Editor, @foodmfged | News | Comments

An ongoing, open dialogue between food manufacturers and the FDA is vital as FSMA regulations are forged, a vice president of the International Dairy Foods Association said at the Food Safety Summit Tuesday. Key points are the FSVP, auditing and records.

77 Safety Glasses

April 9, 2014 8:00 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO, @IndustrialAnna | Blogs | Comments

Service is often a company's bread and butter. If your company is not open to letting suppliers into its plant, your competition may be. Skipping these kinds of service offerings can escalate from a missed opportunity to a threat to your competitive advantage.

Control Panel for Refrigeration

April 4, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The GEA Omni™ control panel is a user-friendly, highly versatile system that features a high-definition, multi-touch screen.

Intelligent Servo Motor

April 4, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

iMOT3242 FM-CAT intelligent brushless servo motor is fully digital with embedded motion controller, drive and position feedback.

Motor Brake

April 3, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

MagnaShear™ motor breaks employ oil shear technology for long-service life in applications like the frequent start/stop cycles seen on conveyors, cranes and other material handling equipment.

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2014 Equipment, Software Investment Growth Forecast at 4.2%

April 2, 2014 12:15 pm | News | Comments

The 2014 Equipment Leasing & Finance U.S. Economic Outlook released today by the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation expects equipment and software investment to grow and continue steadily in the short term, according to its Q2 forecast.

7 Lighting Considerations for a Lean Transformation

April 2, 2014 8:00 am | by Michael Drew, Industrial Vertical Sales Manager, and Rick Leeds, Vertical Marketing Manager, OSRAM SYLVANIA | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers in every industry have a number of lean transformations to consider when it comes to plant efficiency. Reconsidering a facility’s electrical lighting can play a critical role in improving all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Vertical Expansion: Building Up, Not Out

April 1, 2014 12:00 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO, @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

For many manufacturers, there comes a time when the lack of adequate space leads to disorganization and inefficiency. Vertical expansion, in the forms of elevated work platforms, multi-level racking systems, and automated storage and picking solutions, is a great solution for many manufacturers.

Q&A: Improving Plant Safety

March 24, 2014 1:00 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Food Manufacturing spoke with Heather Marenda, Client Services Engagement Manager for Brady, about the top steps food manufacturers can take to improve plant safety for workers, including lockout/tagout procedures, safety audits and plant security.

Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FA&M)

March 19, 2014 10:41 am | Events

The Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo (FA&M) is a 2 ½ day event that brings food and beverage processors and suppliers together to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety.

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2013 and How to Prevent Them

March 17, 2014 9:00 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO, @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

Each year, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration releases its list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards violations. The list for 2013 is nearly identical to the previous year, highlighting the need for greater attention to safety on the plant floor.

Molded-Case Circuit Breakers

March 12, 2014 2:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Company's new line of molded-case circuit breakers, as well as control-circuit and load-protection devices, meets global certifications, including CE, CSA and CCC.

March/April 2014 — Sharing a Century of Seafood

March 10, 2014 10:52 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Northern Fish Products, Inc., in Tacoma, Wash., has supplied fresh seafood throughout the United States and abroad throughout its 102-year history. Now ozone technology and transparent sourcing are helping build on a long-standing reputation of quality.

March/April 2014 — Sharing a Century of Seafood

March 10, 2014 10:36 am | News | Comments

Northern Fish Products, Inc., in Tacoma, Wash., has supplied fresh seafood throughout the United States and abroad throughout its 102-year history. Now ozone technology and transparent sourcing are helping build on a long-standing reputation of quality.

Explosion Proof LED Light

March 4, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The EPL-PM-150LED-X24I-100 Explosion Proof LED Light with encapsulated inline transformer is Class 1 Division 1 & 2 and Class 2 Division 1 & 2 rated.

Hydrostatic Precipitator

March 3, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Type LVN RotoClone Hydrostatic Precipitator is a completely self-contained device that cleans the air by centrifugal force and intermixing of water and dust laden air.

Drain Cover

February 28, 2014 1:00 am | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The PIG® Rapid Response Drainblocker® Drain Cover is designed to provide facilities with affordable emergency spill response protection in spill-prone areas near drains.

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